Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom
Mar 18, 2019
Academics oppose proposed legislation to survey student and faculty political beliefs at public universities.

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June 19, 2017

AAUP, with some dissent, lifts censure of Illinois over Salaita case. Spalding U and Community College of Aurora are added for what association sees as violations of academic freedom.

June 14, 2017

A dispute about a sociology test question on slave families ended in a lecturer's termination this spring at the University of Tennessee.

June 5, 2017

Academics at UNC want to know what was wrong with plans for a class dealing with athletics scandals, including one at Chapel Hill.

May 31, 2017

Why did Fresno State cancel a search for a professorship named after Edward Said? University says procedural errors occurred, but scholars say it didn't like the pool of Middle Eastern finalists with Palestinian research portfolios.

May 23, 2017

Popular Native American studies scholar who was named faculty dean at Dartmouth withdraws from position, following criticism of his past support for Israel boycott. Some fear impact on academic freedom.

May 17, 2017

Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.

May 15, 2017

Critics of proposed legislation to ensure First Amendment rights at Wisconsin public universities say it could backfire and limit expression. Requirement for political neutrality alarms professors and administrators alike.

May 12, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire policy will require all faculty and staff members to work toward equity, diversity and inclusion, for consideration in their evaluations. It's controversial, but proponents say it's an efficient way to put values into action.

May 9, 2017

Professor calls diversity training workshop to which colleagues were invited a “waste,” setting off debate about inclusiveness and civility.

April 14, 2017

University of Central Florida reprimands a long-serving professor of art for allegedly demeaning a student.

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